Physical Therapy Assistant Guide

Welcome to the PTA Guide, a physical therapy assistant education & career resource. We have everything you need to become a licensed PTA in your state. A few of the helpful things that you'll find here are information resources by state such as tools and info on PTA Schools, PTA license requirements, PTA Jobs, PTA salary data for states & major cities.
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Physical therapist assistants perform their services under the supervising and direction of a licensed physical therapist. PTs rely primarily on their PTAs, therefore it is crucial that a Physical therapist assistant can offer clients a complete plan of physical therapy techniques. PT assistants apply numerous physical therapy techniques while taking care of clients. Several methods include deep tissue massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities such as for example ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional training.

In addition PTAs usually aid their clients to avoid losing mobility by employing health and physical fitness workouts to facilitate more active healthy lifestyles. When a Physical therapist assistant examines an individual for the first time, they help the PT examine the individual and develop a treatment program supporting restored functions, being able to move, avoiding impairment and pain reduction. Then, together as a team, the physical therapist, Physical therapy assistant, and patient each work with each other to make sure the goals of the therapy program is attained, measuring patient progress, reaction, and well-being even while making modifications as necessary.

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